Brewed by Inveralmond
Style: Bitter
Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Cask; Seasonal - December. Also available bottled.
A dark copper coloured Christmas ale, traditionally hopped with Fuggles and a hint of seasonal nutmeg and cinnamon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy, light amber with a frothy, off-white head. Apple, ginger, toffee aroma. Taste is sweet, nutmeg, gingerbread. Malty and creamy. A very nice holiday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3105) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at Edward G Wylie, Glasgow - clear golden amber, large creamy off-white head, sweet malty aroma with a bit of fruit, excellent lacing, earthy, fruity flavour, oily texture, easy to drink, fruity aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4928) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
50cl Bottle, thanks to my in-laws! Just slightly hazy golden orange/amber colour, white head. Aroma of nutmeg, some faded cinnamon, pale malts. Flavour is also lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove powder, grain, bitter powdery finish. Light-bodied. OK, but a little heavy on the spice, becomes a bit cloying after a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MannyGoldberg (164) - The big bad LDN, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Cask at Greyfriars, Perth- 28 December 2013. Amber colour with not much lacing. Plenty of spices and sweet malt in the aroma. Flavour is banoffee type sweetness and mild bitterness. Better than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
Ochre colour with small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey and spices. Taste of malt and some spices. Soft bitter finish. Light-bodied and sof/flat carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydslip (202) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Caramel-amber colored beer with a thin white head that dissipates quickly into a surface foam. Sweet, resiny nose of light butterscotch, nutmeg, and vanilla. Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma, thankfully, but it is more sweet than anything else with undertones of subtle spice. This is followed by a light bitterness that sets it off a little bit. Still, there’s a waxy quality to the flavor that’s a little off putting. Not something I would seek out again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (1411) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
Brun med hvitt skum. Kornete, malt, honning. Søt, lite bryter, medium kullsyre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
some banana and butter in the nose. there’s some spice as it opens up -- definitely cinnamon notes, very assertive. nutmeg is also easy to sense. smells like the gluwein i make at christmastime! nice dark butterscotch/amber color, big white head. lots of flavors jumbling around in this one, from spice, to butter to tangy notes. a bit thin on body. oxidation. this one is very old.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 27, 2013
Takie sobie przecietne piwo. Spodziewalem sie sporo lepszych wrazen. Piana spora i trwala ale zapach prawie rzaden. Smak rozwodnionego bittera z lekka nuta przypraw zimowych i cynamon gdzies daleko w tle. Poza mikolajem pijanym na etykiecie nic sezonowo-zimowego nie moglem sie doszukac. Piwo jest gorzkie i bardzo rozwodnione. Belgijskie swiateczne piwa sa chyba poza konkurencja, a temu do nich bardzo daleko.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2013
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear, medium amber, with a big white frothy head and lots of long-lasting lace. The aroma is rich, malty and with hints of resin. The flavour is weak bitter, smooth and malty. The finish is bitter and the malt hangs around too. Serve cool in the Asian heat or warm in front of log fire in an English pub!

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